Our community 10/10

Staff report

Astronomical Society 

Planetarium programs 

The York County Astronomical Society is now offering Saturday afternoon programs for young children and families and Saturday evening for older family members at the York Learning Center Planetarium.  

The lineup for Saturday, Oct. 12, is: 2 p.m., “One World, One Sky”; 2:40 p.m., “StarWatch”; 3:20 p.m., “Flight Adventures”; 7 p.m.: Fron Earth to the Universe”; 7:40 p.m., “StarWatch”; and 8:20 p.m., “The Planets.”  

The planetarium is located in the York Learning Center, 301 E. Sixth Ave. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for children and seniors. Admission to any second or third show is $1 each. Cash and most credit and debit cards are accepted. Private shows reservations are available.  

For more information, go to AstroYork.com. 

Normandie Ridge will hold its 27th annual Anniversary Celebration on Saturday.

Normandie Ridge 

27th anniversary  

The public is invited to the 27th annual Anniversary Celebration at Normandie Ridge Senior Living Community.  The event takes place 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday,  Oct. 12, at Normandie Ridge, 1700 Normandie Drive.   

The Anniversary Celebration features a variety of items for sale, including unique crafts, used books, homemade baked goods, chicken corn soup and sandwiches. There will be free live entertainment throughout the day provided by Tall in the Saddle, the Normandie Ridge Chorus and KJ Reimensnyder-Wagner.    

The celebration also includes a large silent auction of themed baskets featuring wine, snacks, home goods, sports memorabilia, chocolate, crafts and jewelry.  

All proceeds from the Anniversary Celebration are used by the Normandie Ridge Auxiliary to benefit the residents. Admission and parking are free.   

Cross Roads 

Place orders for soup sale 

On Saturday, Oct. 19, the Cross Roads United Methodist Women are selling chicken corn and ham bean soups for $5 a quart.  

Call 717-501-4679 or 717-741-4366 by Saturday, Oct. 12, to place an order. Advance orders are necessary as supplies are limited.  

Orders can be picked up between 10:30 and 11 am Saturday, Oct. 19, at Cross Roads UM Church, 6881 Church Road, Cross Roads.  Proceeds support UMW Mission Projects.  

Nixon Park 

Wildflower planting 

The York County Department of Parks and Recreation is looking for volunteers for a Fall Wildflower Planting on Saturday, October 12 at Nixon Park.  Planting could take up to an hour, depending how many people register.  

The first session is at 9:30 a.m., and the second begins at 1 p.m. 

Volunteers will plant some wildflower plugs and live stakes in the nature play area, pond edge and creek edge. If any of these new plants take hold, they will compete with invasive Japanese stiltgrass and day lilies help prevent erosion of the creek edge and provide interest and privacy in the play area.  

Bring your own garden gloves and small trowel, and wear long pants.  

Registration is required. Call the nature center at 717-428-1961 to sign up. For information on this and other programs, go to yorkcountyparks.org. 

Nixon Park 

Explore the stream 

The York County Department of Parks and Recreation will host a Stream Discovery Program, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13.   

Participants will spend time exploring fall stream ecology and critters during one of its highest periods of productivity.  Collect, examine and discuss a variety of stream insects.   

This is a hand-on, feet-wet program. No open-toed shoes or bare feet will be permitted. Old sneakers, water shoes or rain boots recommended.  All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Appropriate for all ages 7 and up.   

There is no fee, but space is limited.  Register at 717-428-1961 until spaces fill.    

For information on this and other programs, go to yorkcountyparks.org. 

Polka Dancers 

Fall Polka dance 

The Capital City Polka Dancers Association will have their Fall Polka dance, 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Monagham Fire Hall, 245 W. Siddonsburg Road, Dillsburg. 

All are welcome and invited to come dance to the music of Joe Stanky and the Cadets. Food will not be available for purchase at this dance.  

Tickets for this dance may be purchased at the door for $15 per person. 


Art at the library 

The third art exhibit for 2019 will open with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Mason-Dixon Public Library, 250 Bailey Drive in Stewartstown.   

The exhibit will feature the work of local artist Pauline Biggley. Biggley likes to paint her experiences from life and often uses photos from her family history.  She tries to have someone or something in her landscapes that brings them to life.  She has worked in walnut and India ink and colored pencil, and she is currently concentrating on oils and watercolors under the guidance of Nancy Wiseman, a former Mason Dixon exhibitor.   

The exhibit will remain on display through Friday, Dec. 6.  The event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.   

For more information about this event or other library activities, visit  www.yorklibraries.org/mason-dixon or call the library at 717-993-2404.      

Wallace-Cross Mill 

Apple Cider Day 

The York County Department of Parks and Recreation will host an Apple Cider Day from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Wallace-Cross Mill, 15759 Cross Mill Road, Felton.   

The old-fashioned cider press will be in action, and those attending can sample some sweet, freshly prepared apple cider.  Docents will be available for tours of the historic grist mill.   

There is no fee and no registration required.  For information on this and other programs, go to yorkcountyparks.org.